7. Switzerland: Der Flambeur.

7. Switzerland: Der Flambeur.

Erwin Koch. 2007. Der Flambeur. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag. Frankfurt am Main. Erwin Koch was born in 1956 in Hitzkirch, Switzerland. He’s a journalist and wrote for magazines and newspapers as e.g. Das Magzin, Der Spiegel and FAZ. He wrote many literary reports and received awards, such as the Egon-Erwin-Kirsch-Preis for the best report in 1989 … Continue reading

6. Austria: Gut gegen Nordwind

Daniel Glattauer. 2008. Gut gegen Nordwind. Goldmann. München. Daniel Glattauer was born in Vienna in 1960 and from the age of 25 on he has been a journalist and author. Since 1989 he writes for the newspaper “Der Standard” and some of his books have actually been made into movies. Glattauer’s Love virtually is a … Continue reading

5. Germany: Beerholms Vorstellung

Daniel Kehlmann. 2007. Beerholms Vorstellung. rororo. Hamburg. Daniel Kehlmann is from the younger generation of German authors. He was born in Munich in 1975, but lives in Vienna today. His most famous book is Measuring the world, one of the best selling German books in recent literature history. Kehlmann has been criticised a lot but … Continue reading

4. Denmark: Ehrengard

4. Denmark: Ehrengard

Tania Blixen. 1990. Ehrengard. Suhrkamp. Frankfurt am Main. Well, first of all there is to say, that Tania Blixen isn’t the author’s real name, but nevertheless many novels of hers were published under this name. Actually her name is Karen Blixen (1885 – 1962), so don’t ask me, please, how she ended up becoming Tania. … Continue reading

3. Sweden: Anna, Hanna och Johanna.

I must excuse myself that it took me so long for the next review, but I had so many things to do that I have hardly time to read. For more recent reviews on nearly everything, please check out my other blog! 🙂 Marianne Fredriksson. 1995. Anna, Hanna och Johanna. Wahlström & Widstrand. Falun. My … Continue reading

Still needed suggestions

Here you find the list of countries for which I still need suggestions. I am constantly looking for books myself, but if you happen to know a great author from any of the countries below, let me know! 🙂 Recommendations on other books than those on my list are welcome, too. It’s not like I’m … Continue reading

Something important

Dear readers, please look at this and sign the petition. It’s an important thing to do to save the possibility of learning a variety of languages at the University of Groningen. Please sign and share this! To read more about the details and to find the petition, please click here.   THANK YOU!

Random thoughts on world literature.

I am really sorry for not posting anything about the books I read because I simply didn’t have any time to read anything at all, except the texts I am and was working with at university. I must admit though, that one of my courses actually has to do with my blog! How? Well, it’s … Continue reading

2. Finland: Im Wald der gehenkten Füchse.

Arto Paasilinna. 2007. Im Wald der gehenkten Füchse. BLT. Bremen. I studied Finnish and some classes in Finnish literature at university, so finding a book for Finland was an easy choice, too, even though I already read a lot of books written by Finnish authors. If you would like to read something unique, you should … Continue reading

Originally posted on The eNotes Blog:
Banned Books Week is currently celebrating its 36th anniversary! This year’s theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. Did you know that some of the best works of all time, and very often the ones you’ll have…